Voices of a Generation: Teenage Girls on Sex, School, and Self


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Author(s): American Association of University Women, Pamela Haag, American Association of University Women

Publisher: Da Capo Press, Year: 1999

ISBN: 1569246246,9781569246245,9781569245910

Voices of a Generation draws on the responses of more than 2,000 girls ages 12 to 16 who participated in daylong “Sister-to-Sister” summits held in 50 locations nationwide in 1998. Girls were asked to identify the major issues and struggles in their lives, to speculate on how their schools could help them, and to talk about what they would like to tell other girls–and what they would like to know from other girls–among other themes. Their responses, gathered from places as diverse as inner-city Detroit, Cobb County, Georgia, and Kallispell, Montana, constitute an intimate, unflinching portrait of girls’ lives–told in their own terms.

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